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Etymology of the English word epigeal

the English word epigeal
using the English suffix -al
derived from the Latin suffix -alis
derived from the English word epigeous
derived from the Greek word epigeios, ἐπίγειος (worldly (physically or morally))
using the Greek prefix epi-, ἐπι-
derived from the Byzantine Greek word epi, ἐπί (upon; properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case); over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.)
derived from the Greek word ge, γῆ (earth, land, soil; world)

Date

The earliest known usage of epigeal in English dates from the 19th century.

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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